WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 HRS.

ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES, INPUT ETC WILL BE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO THE COMMENT BOX OR
E MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, ALTERNATIVELY
TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snow Bunting I.D.

Ian Hargreaves, ( B.O.G. ) was looking at my Snow Bunting photos on the blog and has kindly sent me 2 links explaining the race, sexing and ageing of Snow Buntings which are very explicit and interesting to all of you that spend time trawling the wild exposed tops in the hope of a Snow Bunting sighting.
Thanks again Ian.
BS

Hi Brian
 
I hope that you are keeping well.
 
I've just been catching up on your Blog and was interested in the Snow Buntings pics from last year and also the report from Whetstone. I follow the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society website and earlier this week there was a discussion about the sexing of a Snow Bunting following a photo posted by one of their members and thought the link might be of interest to you:
 
 
The article links to another site where there is a series of annotated photos that indicate how to determine the race of individual birds - http://mikesbirdnotes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/snow-buntings.html (click on the pictures to enlarge). I hope that you find them of interest.

 

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Very interesting and really good to see the pointers on plumage differences. Thanks Mike, much appreciated.